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28 May 2021

50-Plus platforms share insights on South African 50-plussers and digital exclusion


The high cost of data, inadequate digital skills as well as several other key barriers and challenges prevent South African 50-plussers from keeping up to date with the world of technology.

“There has been a massive rise in new technologies worldwide in recent years” said Lynda Smith, Managing Director at 50Plus-Skills.  “Technologies that benefit healthy ageing and longevity.  Technologies that enable people to live healthier and fulfilling lives.  Technologies that keep people physically active online, detect falls and diseases early on, manage disease conditions, reduce social isolation, and enable communication between families.  Technologies that facilitate online banking, shopping, travel, and telehealth”.

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